Things I Know For Sure

This past week, 120+ new administrators and 20+ facilitators gathered at UBC for connection, inspiration, and reflection. We all participated in the BCPVPA Short Course: Lenses of Leadership for new Administrators that has been happening at the beginning of July for the past 38 years (you can check out the hashtag #bcpvpa for some inspiration).Continue reading “Things I Know For Sure”

A New Role, a New District, and New Connections

It is Spring Break and after my first 2 1/2 months of being a principal, I have found time to do some important 3-R’s – rest, rejuvenate, and reflect. Heading into the final stretch of a school year, all these are imperative to continue on and end the year strong. On January 1st, I became aContinue reading “A New Role, a New District, and New Connections”

Student Achievement to Me

I was asked recently to share my thoughts on what student achievement meant to me and how an elementary principal contributes to student achievement. What interesting and powerful questions.  These questions are both huge and could be the topic of a thesis!  I had about 10 minutes to present my thoughts. So, I thought IContinue reading “Student Achievement to Me”

Making Learning Visible

As part of our District’s Innovative Learning Design Project (Phase 2), we have a number of teachers involved in collaborative inquiry.  There are 9 classroom teachers, 1 LST teacher, the Teacher Librarian and the administration involved in the project.  There are teachers are working in groups of 2 or 3 on a particular inquiry questionContinue reading “Making Learning Visible”